Watch Jeff Beck Smash His Guitar While Jimmy Page & the Yardbirds Jam By His Side: A Classic Scene from Antonioni’s Blowup (1966)

Art film and rock and roll have, since the 60s, been soulmates of a kind, with many an acclaimed director turning to musicians as actors, commissioning rock stars as soundtrack artists, and filming scenes with bands. Before Nicolas Roeg, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and other rock-loving auteurs did all of the above, there was Michelangelo Antonioni, who barreled into the English-language market, under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with a trilogy of films steeped in th...
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Seattle Public Schools athletic director, accused of bullying, will leave district at end of year

Eric McCurdy's departure comes after the district agreed to a $500,000 settlement with a former employee who said McCurdy had bullied her.
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MIT Media Lab announces this year's Disobedience Prize winners: #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM

For the second year now, the MIT Media Lab has awarded a "Disobedience Prize" of $250,000, no strings attached, awarded to people whose disobedient work has benefitted society; this year's prize is share among three leaders of the #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM movements: BethAnn McLaughlin, Sherry Marts, and Tarana Burke. Five finalists were awarded $10K each: Katie Endicott (West Virginia teacher's strike organizer); Sarah Mardini and Yusra Mardini (refugee activists and Olympians); Tara Parrish (...
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5 Perfect Turtleneck Outfit Ideas to Rock on Campus

Wondering how to wear a turtleneck? Here are a bunch of cute turtleneck outfit ideas. The turtleneck is an essential fashion basic, and we love the way it keeps us feeling warm and looking classy year-round. As the chilly season begins, it's officially time to stock up on turtlenecks! If you need some styling help, here are a few turtleneck outfit ideas to get you started: How to Wear a Turtleneck: Outfit 1 Products: Turtleneck - Forever 21, Boots - Forever 21, Jeans - Forever 21For this firs...
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US tax shortfalls have our public schools begging for donations

Between Trump's massive tax-breaks for the super-rich and rules like California's disastrous Prop 13 have cities perennially cash-starved and have led to the erosion of the same public services that make cities attractive to businesses (for example, the subway, public education, roads, grid and other public services that made NYC so attractive to tax-dodging Amazon for its second headquarters). After coasting on New Deal fumes for 40 years since Reagan began the American oligarchic regressi...
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8 Cute Desk Chairs for College to Upgrade Your Standard-Issue Dorm Room

These chairs are stylish AND functional. We're back with another decorating post, this time with a focus on an overlooked part of your room, your desk. But more specifically... your desk chair. Having a good desk setup is crucial, as it's where you spend so much of your time. If you work from home, if you're a student, if you have an office or a creative studio, all of the work happens at a desk. Plus, this work naturally involves a lot of sitting, so getting a desk chair for college that is co...
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Universities must learn from UAE case | Letters

Steven Burkeman and Jane Ghosh say supervisors should be more careful not to let PhD candidates get into dangerous situationsThe case of Matthew Hedges should prompt all universities to reflect on the role of ethics committees, and PhD supervisors, in the process leading to approval of potentially dangerous overseas PhD research (UAE frees British academic but insists Hedges was a spy, 27 November). As a recent member of a University of York ethics committee which dealt with political research, ...
Tags: Politics, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Cambridge, Universities, Uae, Cairo, Hedges, Giulio Regeni, Jane Ghosh, Matthew Hedges

YC alum Make School gains rare accreditation for 2-year applied CS bachelor’s degree

Higher education is a mess. College students spend years learning arcana and quaint academic theories, only to be thrust into the harsh light of the workplace where they are ill-equipped to handle even the most mundane task. A crisis, a moral failure or perhaps simply an expensive mistake, college is clearly in need of a reboot. Colleges would perhaps love to innovate on their models, but are stymied by accreditation agencies charged with maintaining the standards and integrity of higher educati...
Tags: Education, San Francisco, Tech, Higher Education, Universities, Make School, Dominican University, California Hawaii, Desai, Accreditation, Rossmann, Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC, Ashu Desai, Jeremy Rossmann, In Make School, San Francisco Make School

Topica raises $50M for its online learning services in Southeast Asia

Vietnam’s startup ecosystem is making forward progress. Just a week after 500 Startups’ local entity closed a $14 million fund for early-stage investments, one of the country’s elder statesmen of startups — educational service Topica — has closed its $50 million Series D. The round — which is one of the highest to date for a Vietnamese tech company — comes from PE firm Northstar Group. Northstar, which manages some $2 billion in assets, is already linked to Topica via Openspace Ventures, the Sin...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Business, Education, Microsoft, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Economy, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia

Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO

A lot of Chinese millennials may be delaying or opting out of childbearing, but those who have committed to parenting often go all out to ensure their children grow up healthy and do well in school. One company capitalizing on China’s booming mother and infant industry – which is expected to double in market valuation between 2015 and 2018 to top $520 billion, according to consulting firm Roland Berger – is Babytree. The Beijing-based firm started trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesd...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Asia, Education, Yahoo, Ebay, China, Tech, E-commerce, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, Taobao, Wang, Didi, Fosun International

Mixed report on Washington state charter schools’ accountability

The Washington state auditor's office found "mixed results" when it evaluated the accountability of the state's charter schools during the 2017-2018 school year.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab

What to Wear with Black Mittens (Plus Kate Spade Mittens for 30% Off!)

Because my favorite part of winter is the accessories.The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column gives you the heads up on all the hottest, most affordable items at your favorite stores!Hey girls! Did you all have a great Thanksgiving? I know I did! My family came from Brazil to visit me and it was amazing to have them for Thanksgiving and my birthday. I hope you all enjoyed Black Friday as well. The sales this year were AMAZING! I got my hands on so many incredible pieces for amazing prices. Today ...
Tags: Shopping, Navy, College, Brazil, Kate Middleton, Kate Spade, Lulu, Donna Karan, Gloves, Black White, Fabulous Finds, Winter Accessories, Preppy, Black Mittens Plus Kate Spade Mittens, Mittens Kate Spade Nordstrom Clutch Aldo Skirt, Charles David Neiman Marcus

Is Facebook the AOL of the 2010s? A Skeptical Examination of Social Media Network Effects.

The Law In economics, a network effect is a positive benefit created by a new user buying a product or joining a service. In the context of computer networks, these benefits are commonly believed to scale quickly with the number of users. In technology circles, perhaps the best known instantiation of network effects is Metcalfe’s Law, named for Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe, who was likely inspired by similar theories developed at Bell Telephone in the early 20th century. This law concer...
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Alan Watts Dispenses Wit & Wisdom on the Meaning of Life in Three Animated Videos

Since his death in 1973, the popular British philosopher, writer, speaker, and onetime-Episcopal-priest-turned-student-of-Zen-and-wildly-eclectic-countercultural-spiritual-thinker Alan Watts has become a cottage industry of sorts. And if you were unfamiliar with his work, you might think—given this description and the mention of the word “industry”—that Watts founded some sort of self-help seminar series, the kind in which people make a considerable investment of time and money. In a...
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How Nicolas Roeg (RIP) Used David Bowie, Mick Jagger & Art Garfunkel in His Mind-Bending Films

Critics have applauded Bradley Cooper for the bold move of casting Lady Gaga in his new remake of A Star Is Born, and as its titular star at that. As much cinematic daring as it takes to cast a high-profile musician in their first starring role in the movies, the act has its precedents, thanks not least to filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who died last week. Having started out at the bottom of the British film industry, serving tea at London's Marylebone Studios the year after World War II ended,...
Tags: Google, Music, London, Film, College, Earth, David, Vienna, New York Times, Bradley Cooper, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga, Nikola Tesla

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. [Author: Henry Cate]
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Matthew Hedges: pardoned British academic arrives back in UK

Durham student accused of spying by UAE lands at Heathrow after being granted ‘gracious clemency’A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, Reuters has reported, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying. The UAE released Hedges, 31, on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency. Britain has denied he was a spy and welco...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Heathrow, United Arab Emirates, Universities, MI6, Uae, Durham, London Heathrow, Reuters, Durham University

Apple aims to get kids into coding with free classes at its stores worldwide

Apple is back with its free coding classes for students. They start in December at all Apple Stores, with lessons introducing Swift, the programming language used by app developers around the world, and others linked to robotics. The post Apple aims to get kids into coding with free classes at its stores worldwide appeared first on Digital Trends.
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